Quants ‘running into walls’ with AI interpretability

Some firms “stumbling” with new technology, conference hears

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A number of hedge funds are “running into walls” in their efforts to apply artificial intelligence in investing – particularly when it comes to understanding what the algorithms they use are doing. 

“Some funds and firms are… stumbling and you don’t hear about it because they don’t open funds based on those [failed efforts],” said Joseph Simonian, director of quantitative research at Natixis Investment Managers.

Simonian was speaking on a panel at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit on

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